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Senegal has now announced that it’s suspending its decision to extradite former Chadian President Hisssen Habre to his home country on Monday 11 July. Senegalese Foreign Minister Madicke Niang made the announcement in an address on state television, RTS Sunday evening.
On Monday 11 July, former Chadian President Hissen Habre will be extradited to Chad from Senegal, a decision announced by the government in Dakar at the weekend, but human rights groups say he may not be given a fair trial there.
The Paris-based International Human Rights Federation says serious human rights violations are being committed by Libyan rebels, which the International Criminal Court (ICC) must also investigate, an official of the group told WADR.
The African Union Commission over the weekend announced that the continent will shortly create its own international criminal court.
A court in rural Liberia has sentenced a man to 99 years in prison for raping a 12 year old.
The government of Benin and representatives of trade unions on Friday ended negotiations with an agreement to set up a committee to look into the demands of the civil servants, who have been striking over a 25 per cent salary increment, which had paralyzed 22 of 26 administrative departments in the country.
Civil Society groups in the Ivory Coast have been reacting to the arrests and indictment of 15 associates of former President Laurent Gbagbo, calling for fair and equal justice.
The 15 have been en indicted for crimes against the state, including embezzlement and other offenses.
Reports say 15 associates of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo have been charged with various crimes including “harming state authority, setting up armed gangs and economic crimes.”
Members of Senegal’s parliament are bracing themselves for a big debate Thursday on the proposed constitutional amendment from President Abdoulay Wade and his cabinet for the creation of a Vice President post.